Coastal and waterfront beach erosion is a continual process that deteriorates local shorelines over time, which in turn causes harm to wildlife, natural vegetation, homes, and other physical property. Landmass is slowly pulled away by the tide, resulting in a loss of beaches and uprooted vegetation. When considering one’s property value and the cost of beach repair, preemptive action is a top priority.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coastal erosion is responsible for over $500 million per year in coastal property loss. In an effort to protect our shorelines, the federal government spends an average of $150 million each year on erosion control and beach nourishment. However, coastal erosion is expected to claim one in four homes located within 500 feet of the shoreline by mid-century.
Coastal Erosion Protection System (CEPS) can provide protection through temporary and permanent solutions.